DIY Wishbone Garland

DIY Wishbone Garland @themerrythought I’m back from Nashville and trying to get back into my normal work schedule and deal with all this cold weather and snow! Yuck. I’ll be sharing more on Monday about my trip (it was incredible!) but today I’m sharing an easy Thanksgiving tutorial.

In case you didn’t know, the word “merrythought” is an old word for wishbone! So we kind of love them and wanted to do a couple projects that involve them. They’re a perfect and simple addition to any Thanksgiving decor!
DIY Wishbone Garland @themerrythought Here’s all you have to do: Collect a bunch of sticks with Y-shapes in them and break them into the wishbone shape. Paint the ends as desired. For larger, individual wishbones, make a loop with wire on the back top of the wisbone and continue to wrap the wire around it to secure in place and hang it from a small nail. For the garland, take a long piece of wire and tightly wrap the top of each wishbone spacing them evenly as you go.
DIY Wishbone Garland @themerrythoughtDIY Wishbone Garland @themerrythought DIY Wishbone Garland @themerrythought
This project could be customized in so many ways. Use it as a game for kids, (the boys were having so much fun pulling apart the “wishbones” that I didn’t end up using) paint names on them and use them as place cards, use them around your centerpiece, or hang a few above the table – so many options!

xo. Caitlin

  • AudreyFriday, November 15, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    These are really cute! I used to always love pulling wishbones with my brother growing up, but then I figured out how to cheat and always get the wish, so I think that defeated the purpose of the game.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene (@jadeandfern)Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 3:56 pm

    I LOVE this! Your projects are always so elegant.ReplyCancel

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